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You and I

10 September 2015 No Comment

I ran the dusty path beside the pond

Gazed into endless azure sky

You lifted me suddenly off my feet

I soared upward weightless in Your grasp

Ascended sunlit shafts between clouds

Astonished, I gazed upon Your welcoming face

Beheld infinite tenderness in Your eyes

My heart leapt when You softly smiled

I knew serenity beyond comprehension



Boldly I reached my arms toward You

Gently You clasped my calloused hands in Yours

Filled my body with Your golden light

Melted away fear-filled walls around my heart

Thrust Your love into my hardened soul

I felt such wholeness, such peace I cried aloud

Shed tears of gratitude, of complete surrender

I soared with eagles, glided on their wings

You spread me across the boundless heaven

Everywhere I looked I found perfection



I dropped my gaze to the world below

Hearts heavy with fear, anger, desperation

Broken souls, bodies rife with dis-ease

Hunger for power to rule over others

Legs, arms, and heads pooled in blood

All as it was meant to be

You opened my eyes to look, then look again

My heart swelled to bear untended pain

I saw sinners and their deeds through new eyes

Could not judge mankind from where I stood



I saw Your face in them and then my own

Showing me my brokenness through others

Mistaken, stumbling, lacking, striving

Rising renewed after each fall

Boldness to learn from my mistakes

Affirmed me despite my imperfections

Lifted my guilt and shame for every flaw

Released my need to heal all without Your help

You gave me courage to embrace this vision


You awoke me from unseen ignorance

Recognized my lack of faith in You

I held others like myself accountable

Understanding and forgiveness dissolve pain

But our deeds are not undone or erased

To learn my lessons You held me responsible

Freed me from my judgments and my pride

Mine to share Your grace, Your understanding

Your forgiveness and Your gift of rebirth

Awaken me, guide me, send me, use me

You are in my heart and in my soul

I am Yours and You are mine



© Doug Welpton, M.D.

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